lusikka (6741) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught @ Naamat, Tampere.
Pours a cloudy dark brown and creamy head. Aroma of grass, gooseberries and some sour notes. Flavour of harsh grainy malts, gooseberries, grassy hops and sour berries. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a harsh, bitter, sour finish. The sour notes here are rather off-putting.
Hermod (3769) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle, BBE 23.10.13. Poured copper color with a thin, creamy white head. Aroma is light spicy, yeasty with citrus, biscuit and bready notes. Flavor has the same spicyness, biscuit and caramel, light hoppyness. Light bodied, short light bitter finish. Refreshing, easy, decent bitter.
wimpyjoe (5109) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Slightly clouded lighter copper coloured ale, no head. Has a malty character and little flavour.
TET (1910) - FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A beautiful, reddish beer with a weak and blond head. Aroma of nuts, bread, wood, yeast, some citrusfruits and hint of roastiness. Surprisingly, quite fresh, bread and slightly roasted taste, fruits and drying wood. Medium bodied, smooth and slippery to drink. The personal and nicely complex beer.
mile (3237) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber, average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel - faint toffee, light roasted malt with some fruitiness, light hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel with and light fruitiness with light hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and dryish, faint caramel and light roasted malt, some herbal - grassy hoppyness. OK dryish and lightly fruity bitter - not too much caramel/nice bitterness in the finish.
Theydon_Bois (11136) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the William Webb Ellis (JDW), Twickenham - 02/03/13.
Lightly hazed golden amber with a thin off white head that retains well.
Nose is dark malts, fruits, light hops.
Taste comprises much the same, apple, light sugar.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, bitter finish.
Average - have had in the past and now having rated it confirms not one to revisit unless its the only beer on!
larsga (6446) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium beige head. Clear amber body with carbonation. Roasty
toffee aroma with nutty caramelly fruity notes. Dry-sweet nutty
earthy caramelly taste with roasty dried fruit notes.
Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish caramelized sugar and
toffee aftertaste with earthy resiny wooden dried fruit and spice
notes. The finish lingers for a long time, with traces of rye
crisp bread. Complex, interesting, highly drinkable. A very good
beer. (0.5l bottle, Meny Oslo City.)
Vogod (23) - FINLAND - FEB 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber. Fruity, slightly candy apple like ale. Soft, medium hopped brit ale. Rather Good for the style, but nothing special.
Beerheart65 (1092) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber, clear, 2 finger off-white head medium long and leaves lacing. Medium strong aroma is malty: bread, bit caramel, bit dark fruit. Soft feel and carbonation, medium to light body, dry, just slightly bitter, dry finish, malty. Quite basic bitter, tasty and easy to drink but lacks "that something".
visionthing (3236) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from Varnaveien mineralvann. Pours clear amber with an off-white head. Lightly malty aroma with caramel and notes of fruits and hops. Hints of roasty notes too. Sweet and lightly malty and fruity with mild hoppy bitterness in the finish. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Quite well balaced and easy to drink. Light to medium body with average carbonation. A bit weak in flavour and slightly boring, but still refreshing and nice enough.